DJ JS-1 – I Run NY (Mixtape) [Download]
For those of you who have seen me djay or follow any of my works, you have definitely seen me rocking
my “I RUN NY” shirts. My boy Carlos, who i’ve known for a while, has his company www.ClassicMaterialNY.com,
and they make incredible hiphop themed shirts and hoodies. They have many great designs so many of us love and i suggest you check it out for real. His shirts have become my “dj uniform” the past two years. hahaha… Well the “I RUN NY” design, has always been my favorite for obvious reasons. I’m a diehard old skool new yorker that grew up idolizing RUN DMC & JMJ. At the same time i have been a Knicks fan as far back as i can remember. I can remember watching games before Patrick Ewing came, and how excited everyone was when he joined the Knicks. When Carlos told me he was re-releasing the “I RUN NY” shirt in classic Knicks / Mets colors, i was even more excited. The release coincides with the start of the NBA season and our new-look Knicks featuring Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler, the best front court in the NBA. I’ve been meaning to do an all-New York themed mix, and this was the time to do it!
I know it’s become trendy over the past decade to try and diss New York, and some other parts of the country have been “feelin” themselves a lil bit because cornball down-south beats are ruling pop-radio, but let’s be serious for a minute… New York is the place where stars are born. If you make it here, you can make it anywhere… No disrepect to any other city, i’ve been to every major and mid-level city in the US and enjoyed many of them, but most of these clowns that are successful would never even get a foot in the door if they lived where i lived. It’s easy to be the best dj or the popular rapper when you come from a city as small as pittsburgh, etc… I could win a marathon with 5 people in it, but try to win one with 1 million people in it. New York is the birthplace of hiphop & the mecca of basketball. That is just the facts. Many of the greatest bball players of all time and ALL the greatest MCees of all time are from New York or the surrounding tri-state area. period.
We’re not dissing other places, but I’m not gonna jump on any bandwagon like sooo many New York rappers and djays have. I’m proud of the style of hiphop we make, and the contributions and trends we set forth. I’m also proud and happy to live in and do what i set out to do in the greatest city in the world. There’s a reason everyone wants to come here.
So i made this mix using all NY themed songs. I know there is many songs that represent New York or the overall vibe of NY, but i limited the mix to songs that are specifically about New York. I also left out a few because of time constraints and personal preference. Maybe i’ll do a part 2 one day. I hope you enjoy the mix and hope this brings a lil bit of the NY vibe to your ears…
With that being said, i would like to also thank Amare Stoudemire for being the first NBA super-star to have the balls to come to NY in a long time and put the Knick on his back, not fearing all the media scutiny and insane pressure. I know he got paid 100mil, lol, but soo many others passed on the job because they fear the real spotlight. I am soo happy with how he is helping transform the culture of NY basketball at MSG and how he is conducting himself off the court, and on the court for sure! Thank you Amare, now lets get it!!!!!!
P.S. i would also like to apologize for playing a remake of “black n yellow” on this mix, lol, but it’s a Knicks song, “stat n melo” and i had too. Those that know me, know i cringe and feel sick when i hear songs like black n yellow. you know what it is….
1-coming home intro
2- stat n melo – Judge Hyp
3-new york – Cat Power
4-where it started at NY – Hi-Tek feat Jadakiss, Papoose, Talib Kweli, Raekwon
5-NY State of Mind – Nas
6-NY State of Mind 2 – Nas
7-NY salute – MOP
8-streets of new york blend – Rakim
9-t.o.n.y. – CNN
10-walk in new york – Onyx
11-escape from new york instr – Sadat X
12-welcome to new york city – Camron feat Jay Z
13-down n out in new york city – James Brown
14-empire state of mind – Jay Z feat Alicia Keys
15-NY ya out there? – Rakim
16-reppin’ new york – DJ JS-1 feat Lil Fame, Joell Ortiz, & Freddie Foxxx
17-streets of new york – Kool G Rap
18-down in new york city – Evidence
19-new york straight talk – Gansgtarr
20-new york – Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss
21-open letter to NYC – The Beastie Boys
22-NYC Everything – Rza & Methodman
23-represent interlude – A Tribe Called Quest & Biz
24-new york – Raekwon & Ghostface
25-sound of the police – BDP
26-NY Sh*T (JS-1 blend) – Busta Rhmyes
27-new york, new york – Grandmaster Glash & the Furious Five
28-native new yorker – Odyssey
29-new york, new york – The Last Poets
30-new york – Frank Sinatra